April 13, 2012

Nancy Edell: Sum of its Parts

Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd.
April 19, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Free Screening:
Nancy Edell and Her Legacy 
Nancy Edell’s animations from the 1970s
Universal Movement Machine, another film by Kirby Hammond, 
about Whitehorse textile artist Meshell Melvin will also be screened.

Nancy Edell (1942 – 2005) is best known for the representational works she created using rug hooking. 
Her practice also included woodcuts, monotypes, drawings and animated films. 

Throughout her career - that began in Nebraska, ended in Halifax, and included many years in Winnipeg - Nancy was rigorous in her craft and passionate about her feminist content. She envisioned herself an “art nun”, and created spectacular representations of art nuns in action! 
Her last solo exhibition was featured at the Winnipeg Art Gallery in 2005.
This film is an intimate portrait of the artist and her works. It also contains interviews with Nancy’s heirs, and discusses problems of artist estates. 

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